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  1. I thought near the end of the season when asked about his intentions he said he was focusing on resigning McDavid first and foremost. I thought someone asked how much he would pay and his answer was whatever it takes. He did not say a specific number but if 13.25 is the max and that's what it takes, then I'll let you figure the rest out.
  2. I have to admit, I am disappointed on many fronts regarding the team. I mistakenly thought McDavid would do what was right for him and the team. This has the look of a dreary off season. We better hope no players regress, because then we could be looking at fighting for a playoff spot just to make it again. Look at how Calgary beefed up their defense just to counter the Oilers.
  3. I think PC needs to step back and reevaluate. 1. First I think he made a mistake announcing he was willing to pay whatever the cost maybe to lock up McDavid for the full 8 yrs. He probably thought McDavid's group would only ask for 11 or 12 million (only wow) or work it's way up to the full 13.25 near the end of the contract. Now I think he should back up & look at signing McDavid for a shorter 5yr term if it will allow McDavid to sign a little cheaper. If you could do this it won't handcuff the team for adding key players going forward. The truth is that the team still could use upgrades in all categories. Once he was signed we could work on paying him the league max near the end of the contract for his next contract extension. 2. I think maybe he should focus on getting Draisaitl signed to a 5 yr contract at 7. to 7.5 or go big at 8yrs at 8. million. Then once he has done this he can then concentrate fully on McDavid's contract. When it is all said and done, we do need to sign McDavid to the longest (hopefully) affordable (hopefully) contract possible. If we have to pay the full dollar amount to resign McDavid then so be it. My thinking is that the team is in a much better position competitively if we can get McDavid and Draisaitl at better contracts. Paying a combined 23 million for 2 players seems like a recipe not winning many cups. What happens if Nurse was to turn into #1 D, how would we pay his salary or add any decent players? Look at all the great acquisitions we've picked up this off season ( the sound of crickets in the background ) and we havn't even signed them yet.
  4. His size makes me very nervous. I also find it ironic that we are getting rid of most of the small players that were drafted here, only to draft one in the 1st round after we cleared house of the others. It just seems like a risky pick to me, I hope I'm just being cautious.
  5. After the Memorial Cup it was reported twice that I heard back then he was playing with a broken finger. I don't have any sources because I'm going from memory just after the tournament finished. I do remember hearing it at least twice.
  6. Hey Bronco, won't you miss not having him around so you could use his picture as your avatar again for old time sake? Sorry, sometimes I can't help myself.
  7. I agree Mess, if I were looking to have a competitive team I would have picked the best D I could have. The thing is that was not what Vegas was trying to do, they were only interested in acquiring draft picks for the next 3 years. It looks like they want to finish in the basement until they are ready to put a competitive team together in 2020-21 or maybe later. A good defense would be counterproductive to their aims at this time. Their problem will be to acquire good D when they feel the time is right and there may not be any to acquire then. They will be depending on their draft picks to mature into solid players. I would have taken as many of the players you listed as possible, but that's because we want to see our D improve as much as we possibly can. I'm hoping Chiarelli makes some moves this off season to improve our RW situation and our D. On our D I would love to see a right shot puck mover with a cannon, but maybe I'm hoping for too much.
  8. I don't know if you guys watched the NHL awards show last night but Vegas got a lot of assets in picks from the Islanders. I'm assuming this was to leave certain players alone. They were looking to stockpile as many draft picks as possible and it appears that is exactly what they did.
  9. The only hole in your theory is that Montreal gave up Sergachev who I've heard by some is predicted to have the potential of a #2 D. If you think Sergachev is just an AHL player and has no value you are sorely mistaken. We should know how hard it is to get a young top ranked D and how precious they can be.
  10. I don't even respond to the troll. subparmon has all the social class and grace of a rabid, leprous Hyena. ( I apologize to all the hyenas and anyone that has ever suffered from rabies or leprosy for comparing them to subparmon. )
  11. I wish you all the best Matt Hendricks! I hope you can find another team for the next couple of years. Hendricks brought accountability and a hard work ethic that took root with the younger Oilers, he will be missed.
  12. Nuge did not have a great year, that is not in question. Though it does seem that you guys are blind to anything that he did do. Nuge was saddled with Pouliot and Eberle most of the year except when Lucic was not producing and then he was put on the second line for a while. The second line did quite decent the last 20 games of the season and when in the playoffs they were faced with some very heavy lifting. Nuge was facing off against Thornton's line and keeping them off the score sheet for the most part. Then they were faced with Getzlaf's line and his zebras. I still think if it wasn't for the zebras letting Getzlaf get away with murder that we would have won that series. Nuge did win some very important face offs at times, but I have not heard anyone mention that. I would be willing to bet that Nuge learned a lot about winning face offs from the opposition he faced in the playoffs. Don't get me wrong, if we trade him for an asset that helps the team I'll be fine with that. The point I am trying to make is that with Nuge it is not only negative aspects to his game that should be constantly brought up, there were some positives.
  13. The thing is JT, is that Maroon actually has good hands, he's not just a net crasher. If we could replace Eberle with a Maroon type player that is a right shot or just good on RW then I would be all over that. Maroon brings a lot more that just size and toughness. I can't see 2 of him being a bad thing.
  14. I like the trade that TSN was speculating about. Hamonic for Eberle, now that would be value! But I agree that trading with Vegas may be the way to go.
  15. When referring to a player as a "bust", there is no later. "Bust" means broken, not repairable. So when you use "bust" to describe Puljujarvi it could easily be seen as a "stupid" comment. I too, expected more from him but he is far from being a "bust".